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Best of the Matterhorn Trek

Join an exciting hut-to-hut trek in the Swiss Alps and explore the gorgeous mountain region that surrounds the famous Matterhorn!

Group

Alps

4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover the most stunning views of the famous Matterhorn on an amazing trek.
  • Join like-minded adventurers on a fun trekking experience in the Swiss Alps.
  • Spend several days in the mountains and sleep in cozy huts with great views.
  • Find the best angles to photograph the beautiful Matterhorn.

Description

Discover amazing views of the iconic Matterhorn on this unforgettable 4-day trekking adventure. Join a group of like-minded explorers and hike through the beautiful Swiss Alps. Spend the night in cozy mountain huts and enjoy a unique experience that you will forever treasure.

Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 730 Each

Group of 2

CHF 730 Each

Group of 3

CHF 730 Each

Group of 4

CHF 730 Each

Group of 5

CHF 730 Each

Group of 6

CHF 730 Each

Group of 7

CHF 730 Each

Group of 8

CHF 730 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Lunches

Drinks

Sleeping bag liner (available to purchase)

Walking poles (available to rent)

Flights

Personal/travel/rescue insurance


Itinerary

Day 1: Europa Hut

Meeting place: Randa, on the train line to Zermatt, at 2:30 pm.

Hike: rugged forest trail to Europa Hut. Panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. 

Overnight: Europa hut. B/D

Altitude: 2220m 

Day 2: Europa Hut to Täschalp (via Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge)

Hike:  crossing of the Charles Kuonen suspension bridge. At 494m long, it’s the longest hanging suspension bridge in the Alps!

Hike along the Europaweg balcony trail to the Täschalp mountain hut.

Overnight: Täschalp mountain hut. B/D

Day 3: Täschalp to Ze Seewjinu

Hike: along the trail towards the Matterhorn, amazing views of the iconic mountain.

Overnight: Ze Seewinjinu mountain hut. B/D.

Day 4: Ze Seewjinu Hut to Zermatt

Hike: tour of the 5 lakes and descent to Zermatt.

Farewell: You will be back in time for the train back to the airport, either Geneva, Zurich, or Milan, arrival by 6 pm.

 

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Details

Accommodation

Half-board accommodation in mountain huts is included in the price.

More info

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - How do I join a group on the Best of the Matterhorn Trek?

You can select one of the published dates and inquire about availability with us. We will be able to tell you if there are still available spots on the dates that you are interested in and advise you about other group dates we may decide to open.

Q - What experience do I need for this Matterhorn trek?

The Best of the Matterhorn Trek is an intermediate hiking adventure with no special technical difficulties. It’s important that you be in good physical shape and be able to walk for several hours, and in uphill conditions.

Q - How much does it cost to join this trek and what does it include?

The price to join the trek will vary depending on whether you join a group or decide on a private guiding option, you can find group prices detailed in the price section, and inquire with us about private guiding options.

Generally, joining a group is a great alternative for solo travelers and small groups of two or three people as it is cheaper and you get to share the adventure with other like-minded explorers. Private options are great if you would like a more personalized experience or if you are already traveling in your own group.

The group price for the Matterhorn trek includes the guiding service and half-board accommodation in the mountain huts along the way (breakfast + dinner).

Q - How long does the Matterhorn trek last?

The Matterhorn trek takes place over four days, which is the ideal time to really immerse yourself in the gorgeous Swiss Alps and truly enjoy all of the amazing places that we will visit on the way.

Q - What happens if we get bad weather or the conditions aren’t right on the days of the ascent?

If the weather is bad, or the conditions aren’t adequate to carry out the trek safely, then you can choose an alternative or change the date of your trek. If these options don’t suit you, then you will get a partial refund minus the fees.

Q - What's the closest airport?

You can get to Randa from a variety of places. Lugano (LUG) Airport is 87.4 km away. Milan Malpensa (MXP) is 89.1 km away. Geneva (GVA) is 129.9 km away. Zurich (ZRH) is 161.4 km away.

Q - What are the huts like?

During the hike, you will be staying in lovely and cozy mountain huts that are included in the price. Breakfast and dinner are included as well. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance.

Meeting point

Randa train station, on the Visp-Zermatt line.

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Suitable summer hiking clothing and footwear. Sleeping bag liner (available to purchase) 25/30L backpack Walking poles (available to rent) * A full kit list will be provided on booking


About the guide

We are Tom (UIMLA Mountain Leader) and Paul (UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide), two friends who have worked in the outdoors for over 20 years each.

We have lived around the world and have an incredible wealth of outdoor experience and qualifications. We all love, work and play in the Swiss Alps.

We love sharing our local environment with guests and helping them to get the best out of their holidays. We have trips going out most weeks so come and join us or contact us if you would like something similar on a different date.

Languages

Norwegian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Illarsaz, Switzerland


What people are saying about Alps Adventures

Jessica Wilcox

5.00

September, 2022

Ben was a great guide. I appreciated how straight forward he was, no sugar coating things. We really had a great time. Discussion of how what the hike really is (Tour des Muveran) and the level of difficulty required should be explained in the tour synopsis. As it is, I don’t think most people on the tour were ready for that level.

Asmae Laaouini

5.00

September, 2022

We had thé best guide ever. I enjoyed the trip a lot

Kertu Loot

5.00

September, 2022

I had the best time ever! Paul was such a wonderful guide. I hope to join more adventures with him soon!

Christopher Mcadams

5.00

August, 2022

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Zachary Alfred

5.00

August, 2022

Lea was a great guide, and the whole trip was very well organised. I was a bit concerned initially about the size of the group, but it turned out to work very well, and everyone got along. The three refuges we stayed at were all very different but nice in their own way.

Fuad AlZayer

5.00

August, 2022

Great organization & wonderful guide (Cécilia). Cécilia & he assistance Philipo we’re wonderful.

Emma Brownlow-Smith

5.00

March, 2022

Very user friendly platform with timely responses from Explore Share representatives. The trip itself with Tom from Alps Adventures was awesome and ensure that we had an experience that was 100% what we wanted. Recommend both the platform and the guide. Thanks to all for arranging and delivering so well.

Stephen Jack

5.00

January, 2022

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Anne Fons

5.00

September, 2021

Tom is an amazing guide! He made sure that everyone had the best time and anticipated on everyones needs. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. I would recommend everyone booking a tour with him!

Colin Travis

5.00

May, 2021

Two excellent adventures with Tom and Alps Adventures. Via Ferrata was a Dads and Daughters adventure and was perfectly pitched to beginners. Tom takes time to build confidence and encourage communication for everyone at every level. Beginners ski touring was a short expedition in Morgins, CH to learn technique, safe travel and avalanche search and rescue. Again, Tom was patient with all abilities and always good humored

Jo Bartimote

5.00

June, 2020

Always keen to make sure everyone is having a good time and adjusts pace excellently for the required group

Tim

5.00

May, 2020

Tom is a knowledgeable and experienced guide. He was always keen to share his knowledge and was very attentive to our needs throughout the hike. A great sense of humour and a pleasure to be with, we laughed with & at him throughout!




 

 

 

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